Updated: Jun 19, 2020
SALMO Ship No 496 was the second ship in what was the largest order for ships to be built in the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb.
The order was from The Ellerman Wilson Line, for a total of seven (7) ship’s of which five were to form the new “S” Class of cargo vessel for the Wilson Line with the other two ships to be Papayanni Line ships. She was launched in December 1966.
As part of the Ellerman Wilson Line reorganisation around 1973/4, she was transferred into the Ellerman City Line and she was renamed CITY OF ATHENS.